" Atlantic Montlily," was bom in Pmt-moutli, New Hampshire, Nov. llth, 1F36 Like the great Englisli novelisf, Wilkii? Collins, who died lately, Mr. Aldrich has had a commercial education. E trly in life he entered the counting house of lii únele, a New York mercliant, where he remained for three years; bnt merrantilu life had no attraction for him, anti alrcady wben In his uncle's office he begin t wrlte for newspapers, becominj; fterwurds proof reader. He then commenceil to contribute prose and verse to various mafEzncs, most of whioli bas subapquently been published. Among ollected volumes of poetry "Clotlw ot' GM and Otlier Poems," and " Friar Jereme's liriiiitit ui liook " are couated the bi'St. His profe talos, "A Bad Boy " and "Margery Daw " stand out conspieuously in recent American üterature. Since I8H1 he has been editor of the "Atlantic Monlhly," n magazine wliich, under liig management, has beconie one of our best.